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How to buy Evergy (EVRG) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Evergy stocks.
Evergy is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Evergy stocks (EVRG.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $66.44 – a decrease of 1.99% over the previous week. Evergy employs 5,133 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.6 billion.
How to buy shares in Evergy
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – EVRG – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Evergy?
- Has coronavirus impacted Evergy shares?
- Evergy shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Evergy stock a buy or sell?
- Evergy performance over time
- Are Evergy shares over-valued?
- Evergy's financials
- How volatile are Evergy shares?
- Does Evergy pay a dividend?
- Have Evergy shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Evergy stock price (NYSE:EVRG)Use our graph to track the performance of EVRG stocks over time.
Evergy shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$62.98|
|52-week range||$50.14 - $68.86|
|50-day moving average||$66.24|
|200-day moving average||$64.62|
|Wall St. target price||$72.00|
|Dividend yield||$2.14 (3.57%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.84|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Evergy stock?
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Evergy price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-21)||-1.78%|
|1 month (2021-12-28)||-7.84%|
|3 months (2021-10-28)||-1.87%|
|6 months (2021-07-28)||-3.42%|
|1 year (2021-01-28)||16.98%|
|2 years (2020-01-28)||-12.75%|
|3 years (2019-01-28)||11.06%|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||14.99%|
Is Evergy under- or over-valued?
Valuing Evergy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Evergy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Evergy's P/E ratio
Evergy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Evergy shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Evergy's PEG ratio
Evergy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4589. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Evergy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Evergy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Evergy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$5.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||24.01%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.03%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.83%|
|Market capitalisation||$14.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Evergy share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 60.49% of net profits
Recently Evergy has paid out, on average, around 60.49% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Evergy shareholders could enjoy a 3.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Evergy's case, that would currently equate to about $2.14 per share.
Evergy's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Evergy's most recent dividend payout was on 20 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Evergy's shares ever split?
Evergy's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 22 May 1987. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Evergy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Evergy shares which in turn could have impacted Evergy's share price.
Evergy share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Evergy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $50.1383 up to $68.86. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Evergy's is 0.4501. This would suggest that Evergy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Evergy, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in Kansas and Missouri, the United States. It generates electricity through coal, hydroelectric, landfill gas, uranium, and natural gas and oil sources, as well as solar, wind, other renewable sources. The company has approximately 10,100 circuit miles of transmission lines; 39,800 circuit miles of overhead distribution lines; and 13,000 circuit miles of underground distribution lines. It serves approximately 1,620,400 customers, including residences, commercial firms, industrials, municipalities, and other electric utilities. Evergy, Inc. was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
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